Ofsted report praises Highbridge's King Alfred School
King Alfred School has been praised in a new Ofsted report published
school has been rated overall as 'good' following an inspection
earlier this month - an improvement on the previous report which
rated it as 'satisfactory'.
its report, Ofsted praises many positive findings at the school.
It states that pupils achievement "has improved rapidly
since the previous inspection".
it goes on to praise GCSE results at the school, highlighting
good results in English and mathematics. "This is because
of good teaching. Pupils enjoy their
lessons where they experience an interesting variety of activities,"
says the report.
also states that pupils are proud of their school. "They
show great respect to one another and to adults. Their behaviour
is exemplary, both in lessons and around the school, and they
also praises the King Alfred School sixth form, which it found
"is improving rapidly and is now good - it now provides a
wider range of courses which meet the needs of its students."
Ofsted also says the issues highlighted in the previous inspection
report have been addressed successfully.
inspectors also identified several areas that the school can improve
- enhancing the overall quality of teaching to obtain greater
consistency in good or outstanding classroom practice, and also
ensuring that higher-ability pupils achieve their full potential
by setting work which is sufficiently challenging.
complete the report, the inspectors observed 42 lessons, of which
10 were jointly observed with a member of the school's leadership
team. Inspectors also visited other learning activities and examined
samples of pupils' work.
Top, sixth form students at King Alfred School earlier this year
with their A-Level results